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Manahawkin Pain Relief with Green Tea

We need to bring back teatime, that quiet time in the middle of the afternoon to have a quiet cup of tea and escape from the bustle of life! (Your Manahawkin chiropractor would appreciate such a time again!) Teatime was valuable for the mind and spirit and very likely quite good for the body. Most days, we just can’t imagine that we have time, but just enjoying tea on the run in an insulated mug on the commute to your chiropractic appointment at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can be beneficial, particularly if that tea is green.


In China, drinking tea is a traditional lifestyle factor. Not a bad thing! In evaluating the health benefits of tea and its active ingredients for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – common bone and joint diseases affecting many people – researchers found that tea offers potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They concluded that tea has a vast potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of various tea properties are defined as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us offers us a flavorsome way to be healthier and even a bit painfree!


The more we acquire about what nature offers us via medicinal plants, the more we will want to thank nature! Green tea is a well-known beverage obtained from such medicinal plants. Green tea via several pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects can be effective for pain relief due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is described as a safe and often effective treatment for pain management because if can suppress inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), is described in the published literature as valuable for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Research papers have reported how green tea helps diseases like neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Green tea and its EGCG seem to restrain the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea quite possibly improves the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients without severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its related spinal pain conditions like leg, arm, and neck pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so adding green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be a plus.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the interaction of the immune system and pain and the potential of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to benefit the back pain patient.

Make your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today. If you cannot find time for teatime at home, turn your drive to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center into teatime with a mug of green tea! Visit soon!

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